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Persuasion Meets Delegation

Anton Kolotilin () and Andriy Zapechelnyuk

No 201802, Discussion Paper Series, School of Economics and Finance from School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews

Abstract: A principal can restrict an agent’s information (the persuasion problem) or restrict an agent’s discretion (the delegation problem). We show that these problems are generally equivalent - solving one solves the other. We use tools from the persuasion literature to generalize and extend many results in the delegation literature, as well as to address novel delegation problems, such as monopoly regulation with a participation constraint.

Keywords: persuasion; delegation; regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 D83 L43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-04-07, Revised 2020-03-05
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